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The Woman in the Window: A Tale of Mystery in Several Parts by Sylvia Sellers Garcia, LASP Seminar Series

September 25th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

The Woman in the Window is the contextualized history of a sensational crime that took place in Guatemala in 1800. It draws on a cluster of related topics: social violence; the history of medicine; gender and sexuality; and early modern policing. It also draws on several narrative traditions: though researched in the archive and anchored in traditional historiography, the story is narrated in the...


Hermia and Helena w/filmmaker

September 26th, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:27PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere w/ filmmaker Matias Pineiro in person! 2016 > Argentina/USA > Directed by Mat¡as Pineiro With Agustina Munoz, Mar¡a Villar, Mati Diop Pineiro continues his series of films based on Shakespeare's heroines with this riff on "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Argentinian Camila moves to NYC to work on a Spanish translation of the "Dream," a...


Brazilian race relations and French late colonialism: a connected intellectual history

October 2nd, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

From a political and economic perspective, the relationships between Brazilian social organization and French late-colonialism appear unrelated. But French intellectuals in institutions as varied as UNESCO and the École Pratique des Hautes Études found Brazilian race relations to be a model for "harmonious" coexistence and mixing in the 1950s. Brazil, in a sense, might help...


LASP: "Brazilian race relations and French late colonialism: a connected intellectual history"

October 2nd, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

From a political and economic perspective, the relationships between Brazilian social organization and French late-colonialism appear unrelated. But French intellectuals in institutions as varied as UNESCO and the École Pratique des Hautes Études found Brazilian race relations to be a model for "harmonious" coexistence and mixing in the 1950s. Brazil, in a sense, might help...


The Lost City of Z

October 5th, 2017 - 9:00PM-11:21PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2016 > USA > Directed by James Gray With Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller The incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeyed into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. More at bleeckerstreetmedia.com/thelostcityofz 2 hrs 21 min Trailer...


Endless Poetry

October 12th, 2017 - 7:15PM-9:23PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2016 > Chile > Directed by Alejandro Jodorowski With Adan Jodorowski, Brontis Jodorowski, Alejandro Jodorowski In the latest entry of cult icon Alejandro Jodorowsky's cinematic memoirs, a young poet joins a bohemian artist commune in Santiago where he meets a host of circus-like characters and falls in love with a voluptuous, red-haired goddess. "The most accessib...


Mexico and Brazil Compared: the Entanglement of Industrial, Labor and Political Legacies

October 23rd, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

The Brazilian and Mexican economies have followed parallel yet divergent trajectories in the last decades. Whereas Brazil has expanded its internal market and has focused on improving wages, Mexico is export-oriented and wages have fallen.  This is especially apparent in the automobile industry. Whereas the Brazilian market has become one of the largest in the world, Mexico has become a growi...


2017 Families in Business Conference: The Future of Family Business

October 27th, 2017 - 8:00AM-4:30PM

Location: Statler Hotel

Room: Ballroom Foyer, 2nd floor

Registration, networking, breakfast, opening remarks Time: 8:00 - 9:30 am Location Ballroom Foyer, Statler Hotel Forums Time: 9:40 - 11:50 am   Lunch and “Future of Family Business”  panel with parent / child – Moderated by Margarita Tsoustoura Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm Location: Carrier Ballroom, Statler Hotel  ...


South-North Cooperation? What Civil Society in U.S. Can Learn from Ecuador’s Civil Society in Times of Rising Populism by Susan Appe, LASP Seminar Series

October 30th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Susan Appe will discuss her research on civil society-state relations in Ecuador over the course of the last ten years. In particular, she will outline the environment for civil society organizations (CSOs) during the years of President Rafael Correa’s presidency (2007 – 2017). The research assesses the parallels (and observes the differences) across the rhetoric and the context create...


Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Latin America by Gary Fields, LASP Seminar Series

November 6th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Has economic growth resulted in gains in standards of living and reductions in poverty via improved labour market conditions in Latin America in the 2000s, and have these improvements halted or been reversed since the international crisis of 2008? How do the rate and character of economic growth, changes in the various employment and earnings indicators, and changes in poverty and inequality indic...


7th Annual EMI Conference: Emerging Multinationals in a Changing World

November 10th, 2017 - 8:00AM-3:30PM

Location: CORNELL TECH CAMPUS

Room: BLOOMBERG CENTER

The 7th Emerging Markets Institute Conference will be exploring how emerging multinationals from Asia and Latin America have expanded aggressively on a global scale. Recent developments have changed the global context. While some western nations are retreating from leadership positions others are strategically positioning themselves as possible new leaders. How are Emerging Multinationals reacting...


Communication for Change’: Mass Media, Rural Development, the Catholic Church and the Cold War in Colombia’s Radio Sutatenza-Cultural Popular Action Network, 1947-1974 by Mary Roldan, LASP Seminar Series

March 19th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Radio Sutatenza-Cultural Popular Action (ACPO) was Latin America’s largest, transnational, Catholic-affiliated, anti-communist, mass media based education and community development network (1947-89).  Founded in 1947 by a recently ordained auxiliary parish priest and amateur radio enthusiast assigned to a largely illiterate, geographically dispersed parish in Colombia during the early y...


The Writing of a Latin American Classic: The Political and Intellectual Origins of Sarmiento's Facundo by Ariel de la Fuente, LASP Seminar Series

April 16th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Traditional explication of Facundo (1845) proposed that the Civilization vs. Barbarism dichotomy,  advanced in the book as the interpretative key of post independence Argentina, reflected Domingo F. Sarmiento's unique reading of major works from the European Enlightenment and Romanticism. The discovery of new sources used by Sarmiento, however, shows tha...

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